The annual Barefoot Fitness Fat Loss Challenge has started again. I managed to be one of two winners in 2018, winning the “most percentage of body fat lost” category, dropping from 13.1% body fat to 5.2% in eight weeks, and earning a free year at Barefoot. What could be better??
Last year I didn’t really try, starting at 12.3% and actually ending up at 12.4%. 🙂
This morning’s (11:00 AM) Bod Pod stats look like this:
- % Fat: 12.3%
- % Fat Free Mass: 87.7%
- Fat Mass: 22.08 lb
- Fat Free Mass: 157.49 lb
- Body Mass: 179.57 lb
This year is going to be different than last, as I’m once again motivated to do this. Having earned my StrongFirst SFGI kettlebell certification in April of 2019, I’m now a (very) part-time instructor at Barefoot, and therefore not in the general competition with the other gym members. However, most of the other instructors have agreed to do an instructor’s fat loss challenge, with the winner taking all the “entry fees.”
Beyond that, this morning at our Thursday morning coffee time, Ethan, who won the Barefoot contest in 2019, challenged Ed (who is doing this even though he’s not a Barefooter) and me to a three-way contest, with four categories:
- Highest percentage of fat lost
- Total pounds of fat lost
- Total pounds of muscle mass gained
- Lowest fat percentage reached
Each category is worth 25%, so winning two categories should win the contest. The prize? The two losers buy the winner a steak dinner at The Steerfish restaurant. Ed is starting at 17.1%, and Ethan is at a whopping 20% body fat, so I’m at somewhat of a disadvantage here. However, I’ve been told before that there was no way I could win.
I’m going for complete transparency this year, and have decided to post photos and description each day of the following:
- Amount of sleep
- Morning weigh-in
- Photos and brief descriptions of everything I consume that has calories
At this point my general strategy is to attempt a 20:4, or maybe 19:5, intermittent fasting ratio on most days. That sounds daunting, but I’m normally at a 16:8 ratio, so it may not be too difficult. Time will tell.
So here we go.
Treadmill desk: 2h 53m